Warble fly infestation

Last Modified: Thu, 09 May 2019 08:37:16 IST
Disease name Warble fly infestation
Animal Health Law Category if applicable N/A
Species affected Multiple(not specified)
Description Warble fly (family Oestridae), also called cattle grub, bot fly, or heel fly, any member of a family of insects in the fly order, Diptera, sometimes classified in the family Hypodermatidae. The warble, or bot, flies Hypoderma lineatum and H. bovis are large, heavy, and beelike. The females deposit their eggs on the legs of cattle. The larvae penetrate the skin, migrate through the body for several months, and produce a characteristic lump, or warble, on the animal¿s back. Encyclopadia Brittannica)
Status in Ireland Absent
Date of Last known case of disease in Ireland Unknown
DAFM Division Responsible Ruminant Animal Health/ERAD Division
Contact erad@agriculture.gov.ie
Legislation http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2016/si/130/made/en/
Link to relevant external website
Notifiable in Ireland Yes
OIE Listed No
OIE Link